The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returned to Caterham on Sunday 19th June 2016 at 10am! Registration was from 9 a.m. on the day..
Waller Lane is a narrow road running from the centre of the Surrey town that pitches up at 20 per cent in places, and includes 210 feet of climbing over its 0.31-mile length. The all inclusive event attracts an unusual mix of Elite riders including National Hill Climb Champions, enthusiastic club amateurs, have-a-go Mum’s on shopping bikes all the way down to kids on balance bikes (supported by strong backed Mums and Dads).
Men & Women’s Super Vets(60+)
Men & Women’s Vets(40-60)
Men & Womens
Fat Dads & Fit Mums (Novices)
Boys & Girls Under 16’s
Best Fancy Dress
The emphasis is firmly on having some fun and the event is part of the annual Caterham summer festival, so there’s always a sizeable crowd cheering on the riders.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Caterham Round Table to support local charities.
This event is run by Caterham Round Table as part of the Caterham Festival. With the following format:
• Riders set off at 1 minute intervals – Time Trial format
• Pusher on the line (to hold the bike)
• Entry on the day available
• First rider sets off at 10am so please arrive for 9am (latest) to allow time to get your number and register.
The 6th annual Waller Pain hill climb returns to Caterham on Sunday 14th June 2015, and if past years are anything to go by, its sure to be a doozy!
The event is open to all comers, with categories covering all levels of ability, from Under 12’s all the way up to Men & Women’s Super Vets (60+). There’s even a fancy dress event!
Further details, including online registration can be found here.
Caterham Round Table has recently funded an electric assistance chair for Hayes Primary School. This helps children suffering from physical issues to remain included in mainstream schooling. Even at a cost approaching £3000, this is money well spent when it helps to improve the well-being of youngsters!
The members of Caterham Round Table also raised about £6500 for St Catherine’s hospice two weeks ago at the Winter ball (which was a great night out!), and we’ve also just donated £1000 to the Dene Hospital as well!
All of this money has been raised through events such as the Fireworks, Beer Festival and Winter Ball, all of which are hard work, but great fun to be involved in.
Do you want to join us for our twice-monthly meeting (a drink over dinner), have some fun and raise money for our local community? Then fill in the contact page at www.caterhamtable.com
You won’t regret it, we promise!
…and the course record (1:14) still stands, but it went mighty close this time. The morning of 8th June saw 49 competitors from near and far gather at the bottom of Waller Lane in Caterham to tackle the infamous Waller Pain. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there was a scent of fierce (but friendly)competition in the air! Despite the heat, we saw a hard fought competition, with not one, but 2 category records broken, so well done to all who took part, and we hope to see you all again next year…
Full report here..
Following on from the success of last years’ visit to us in Caterham by members of the Jever Round Table in Germany, they’ve (unwisely, perhaps) returned the compliment and asked us back to their patch.
Jever, for anyone who doesn’t know (Ed: & I didn’t), is situated near the coast of northern Germany, approximately 1.5 hours drive north east from the border with the Netherlands.
The third Saturday in January once again saw around 250 masked revellers enjoying a fabulous night of glamour, gourmet food, excellent entertainment and dancing through ’til the wee small hours at our Masquerade Ball.
This year saw us change venues for the first time in quite a number of years and, to say we were a little concerned that the change may affect the dynamic of what has always been a very successful event, would be an understatement. We needn’t of worried. The Felbridge Hotel proved to be a superb venue with Chef and his brigade serving up one of the best meals we’ve ever had and the front of house team providing service that was second to none.
August saw the annual ‘dads and kids’ Round Table camp in Chaldon. Tablers, friends and their children spent up to four days at camp. As well as various games the kids were entertained with archery, an air rifle range and a much needed trip to Tandridge pool! The campfire was kept going for four days, and each evening, after toasting marshmallows, was the scene of the most horrendous campfire singing you have ever heard!
Caterham Round Table are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the town’s first independent real ale and cider festival, in November, later this year.
There’ll be around 40 real ales, ciders and perries all under one roof.
The event will take place over two days at Caterhams’ Soper Hall in Harestone Valley Road on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November.
Tickets will be going on sale in October but, in the meantime, there are plenty of opportunities to either volunteer to help at the event or sponsor one or more of the firkins of ale that’ll be on offer. There are also a number of major sponsor opportunities to take advantage of. Check out the festival mini-site for more details.
More than 70 riders took to a very chilly hill this Sunday, many of whom had travelled quite a distance to attend. Including two of last years’ winners.
It was also great to see so many tweets, blog and club website entries about the climb in the run up to the event. It’s obviously gaining a lot of support amongst keen cyclists.
Proceeds from this years’ event will be donated to the ‘Save the Velodrome‘ appeal.
It was great to meet so many new people at last Sunday’s street party in Caterham High Street. The boat race was great fun, as always. Hopefully, some of you will come along to Wednesdays’ meeting (19:45, downstairs at the Surrey national Golf Club) when, amongst other things, we’ll be enjoying Andy Thomas telling us all about some of the latest conspiracy theories. Always a fascinating and thought provoking talk.